The Health Careers Program (HCP), funded jointly by MSU and the NJ Educational Opportunity Fund, is an undergraduate program that prepares highly motivated and academically capable students from financially and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity for admission to health professions schools and careers in the sciences.
Montclair participates in the National Foundation Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, which is dedicated to help minority students succeed in STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) science and mathematics disciplines.
The Department of Biology offers freshman students an innovative program in bacteriophage genomics research funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Montclair State University is one of 12 schools in the country selected for full membership in the program in 2011, and the only school in the state of New Jersey to be selected.
The Science Honors Innovation Program, or SHIP, is a research intensive program for undergraduates majoring in one of the CSAM disciplines. SHIP provides a wealth of opportunities for students to conduct research and to become deeply involved in the research community, both locally and globally. SHIP also provides financial support for student research, travel to conferences and workshops, summer stipends and scholarships.